I dearly missed the presence of Marnie, Jessa and Soshanna on this week's episode of "Girls." This is partially due to the balance and wit their characters provide in the midst of sad and ridiculous plot lines, but also because Hannah has officially hit a big fat zero on the togetherness scale.
Episode 3 contained some of my least favorite "Girls" moments ever. In that installment, Booth Jonathan locked Marnie in a box and isn't "Girls" tacitly endorsing Booth's behavior by showing how well it worked out for him?
This week's episode of "Girls" saw explosive arguments, breaking glass, and life-changing discoveries. Butt plugs were discussed, lovers faced adversity, and heroin addictions were revealed. And it all happened in a 30-minute span on HBO!
The tagline for Season 2 of "Girls" is "almost getting it kind of together." As Season 2 rolls on, it's becoming increasingly clear that Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna, and Jessa's lives are sloppily pulled together messes.
Marnie is alone, George dumps Elijah because he f***ed Marnie (It was only three pumps!), Adam is sending Hannah shirtless videos of himself singing about his broken heart, and Hannah decides to break up with Sandy because he's a Republican.
Girls is one of the funniest, grittiest, and most endearing shows I have ever watched. Lena Dunham is my hero. And that is why it pains me to say this: The season premiere was a big, messy, awkward letdown.
Let's take a moment to rejoice. After 10 episodes of dysfunctional relationships, cringe-inducing sex and a hasty marriage, "Girls" has finally returned to grace us with another season of sexual and professional disasters and occasional triumphs.